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Celtics Nightcap: C's add another young coach

Posted by shawn cassidy on July 29, 2013 at 12:50 AM



I don't know how I feel about this yet. On one hand it sounds great having guys that Stevens knows, and on the other hand. Sometimes you have to ask the question. Are these the best guys, or is about who you know? A little bit of both maybe. Nored is the next Butler guy for Stevens, who already has  23-year-old statistician Drew Cannon for an yet-undetermined analysis role and 36-year-old Micah Shrewsberry as an assistant coach. This staff so far is young, for a young team. That's either really bad, or really good. I would honestly like a veteran NBA coach with either assistant experience, or even some head coaching experience. The guys that have been brought in are guys that seem to be specialist, and it seems like they won't interact much with the players, but more with Stevens. The staff is far from finished,but I'm a little worried about the staff that's being formed. I feel confident in Stevens, but for a new coach, it's nice to have someone to speak to, unless Ainge plans on being more hands on with Stevens as a mentor.



ESPN

The Boston Celtics have hired former Butler guard Ronald Nored in a player development role, a source told ESPN.com's Jeff Goodman.
The 23-year-old Nored, a guard on Butler's two Final Four teams coached by new Celtics coach Brad Stevens, is also expected to have a role with the Maine Red Claws, Boston's D-League affiliate.


Despite his age, Nored is considered a rising star in the coaching ranks and spent his post-Butler days as an assistant at the University of South Alabama and coaching high school ball outside of Indianapolis.

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Reply paul
1:42 AM on July 29, 2013 
It's worrisome. I mean, I guess it makes sense for the coaching staff to be made up of a few of STevens' guys and a few of DAnny's guys, but it's funny to think about the impression that Stevens gave when talking to the media that he was going to engage in some kind of massive dragnet search for just the right coaches. Seriously? Seems like he pretty much interviewed whoever was in the break room at the Celtics complex and whoever was in the breakroom at Butler...
Reply C'slife
1:45 AM on July 29, 2013 
paul says...
It's worrisome. I mean, I guess it makes sense for the coaching staff to be made up of a few of STevens' guys and a few of DAnny's guys, but it's funny to think about the impression that Stevens gave when talking to the media that he was going to engage in some kind of massive dragnet search for just the right coaches. Seriously? Seems like he pretty much interviewed whoever was in the break room at the Celtics complex and whoever was in the breakroom at Butler...


This is not what I expected. I can't see players listening to someone there same age first of all, if they actually do coach these guys. Rondo listening to some 23 year old coach? Rondo is a damn coach himself. I guess Stevens is the final word, but a strong staff is big. Look at coach Thibs, he was the mastermind behind our defense.
Reply shawn cassidy
1:50 AM on July 29, 2013 
paul says...
It's worrisome. I mean, I guess it makes sense for the coaching staff to be made up of a few of STevens' guys and a few of DAnny's guys, but it's funny to think about the impression that Stevens gave when talking to the media that he was going to engage in some kind of massive dragnet search for just the right coaches. Seriously? Seems like he pretty much interviewed whoever was in the break room at the Celtics complex and whoever was in the breakroom at Butler...


I wasn't asking for a dream team of NBA coaches to help Stevens, but I feel like their not bringing in the best of the best to help this team. Bringing in your friends can backfire. I think C'slife brings up a good point about Thibs. Danny brought him in 2007 to help Doc create this team. Doc had suffered since coach Thibs left. I hope Stevens staff is legit.
Reply paul
7:06 AM on July 29, 2013 
Well, I do hope that part of what is going on is a recognition that Rondo is going to be virtually a coach on this team. I think that's crucial. But I worry that Stevens is really not ready for this. And I worry about this other point guard being brought in - what, to coach Rondo? It worries me too that Rondo and Stevens still haven't begun, it seems, to really work together.
Reply gspr
10:20 AM on July 29, 2013 
They did sign Ron Adams as assistant coach which was huge IMO.